[ noun ] an earnest and sincere feeling
Used in print(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
Instead , the audience can sit_back at_ease and , from the perspective of an enlightened time which no_longer believes_in such things , enjoy the dead seriousness with which the characters in the play take the witches and devils which are under discussion .(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)
Perhaps if Felix had first come_upon us when this boy was not cavorting so gaily up_and_down the hall outside the murdered woman 's apartment , we might have had less trouble convincing Felix of our seriousness .
[ noun ] the quality of arousing fear or distress
"he learned the seriousness of his illness"
Used in print(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
Not realizing the seriousness of the wound , the besiegers warned that if he did not surrender the house would be burned_down around him .